03/11/2022 0 Comments
The easiest way to dry mushrooms is to do it with a Food Dehydrator
Forests are still full of mushrooms, so it’s still good time to go to the forest pick mushrooms and prepare delicious, light and healthy dishes from mushrooms!
Forests are still full of mushrooms, so it’s still good time to go to the forest pick mushrooms and prepare delicious, light and healthy dishes from mushrooms! Mushrooms can be used all year round when you dry them and then they also take up considerably less space. By drying and grinding, for example, funnel waffles, you can also get a delicious seasoning for many dishes, because the flavor of funnel waffles becomes slightly stronger when dried. You can sprinkle the seasoning on, for example, bread, omelet, game jerky or even pizza, yum!
Drying mushrooms is easy. The mushrooms are dried at less than 45 degrees, preferably at 35-40 degrees, and a smaller amount of mushrooms dries in a high-quality dryer in about 4 hours. It can be challenging to dry mushrooms in the oven because the oven temperature quickly rises too high, causing the mushrooms to cook and not dry. It would be good for the heat to stay the same throughout the drying process, so you shouldn't open the grow dryer door for nothing in the middle of the drying process. Thin-shaped mushrooms, such as funnel-shaped mushrooms, are best suited for drying, but thick-shaped mushrooms can also be dried, but in this case, it is good to slice them first.
Mushrooms lose liquid and therefore also increase in size when they dry out. One liter of dried mushrooms weighs about 50 grams, and dried mushrooms remain usable for a long time, even several years.
Mushrooms are a dieter's dream food, because 100 grams of fresh mushrooms contain only about 25 calories, because mushrooms are mainly water. Mushrooms mainly contain protein and only a few carbohydrates, so mushrooms are also well suited to the diet of people who are actively exercising and avoid carbohydrates and are also a great way to increase the amount of protein in a vegan diet. Mushrooms contain vitamin B and some mushrooms, such as hopper waffles, also contain vitamin D. Mushrooms absorb nutrients from the ground and therefore also contain minerals and trace elements such as zinc, selenium, and iron.
There are already thousands of mushroom varieties in Finland alone, and hundreds of edible mushrooms, so you can prepare a wide variety of delicious dishes from different mushrooms. Mushrooms can be made into sauces, used as a filling for shortbread, added to healthy salads, made tasty omelets, or added to eggs, pasta sauce, soup, only imagination is the limit! Check out the recipes in the delicious and healthy recipes section!